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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 December 2014

As I read the reviews here I wonder if I was in the same place - I know that I was, but evidently had a better experience than some. We were in the 900 level of the hotel, the views were amazing! Imagine being on top of a mountain and viewing the ocean! We had a rental car but left...

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Lincroft, New Jersey
Reviewed 29 November 2014

There are only two plus points.. 1)The view of the hills from the rooms 2)Shuttle service within the property There are many negative points. but I shall be brief in listing them.. 1) Unfriendly staff who spoke to us like a robot delivering information.. 2) No WiFi or coffee in rooms 3) Empty fridge 4) Pitch dark hall way when...

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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Extremely large property with beautiful views especially at sunset. There are multiple blocks at different levels on the mountain. The distance between blocks are quite significant which makes for good look but you have to have a shuttle to get anywhere. The rooms are large but there is no air conditioning and the windows insulation is non existing. The safe...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Just returned from a tour of Costa Rica and stayed here for two nights, we were in the 900's, which is the highest accommodation that is available up a very steep hill... the El Establo is definitely nestled in the cloud forest on Monteverde where the views and sunrises and sunsets were amazing. There were two heated semi indoor pools...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Staff excellent, breakfast excellent, available trails & activities on the property excellent. The rooms are spacious with panoramic views (we stayed at the top in te 900s). The bathroom was very nice, beds comfortable. Close to the preserve, but you do need a car. Overall, I would rate this hotel just good though because there were two specific issues with...

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Reviewed 24 November 2014

Our family of 4 were on an eco-adventure tour of Costa Rica. We stayed 2 nights, took in the night walk tour just up the moutain road. The resort also has zipline and hiking trails. El Establo is the original hotel in Monteverde, interesting history. Upper pool is very nice, lower pool pretty basic. Fantastic shuttle service up and down...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in the 400's complex on the third floor, where we enjoyed spectacular views of the ocean and a great sunset (whenever it wasn't cloudy or raining). Both restaurants were very good. We stayed at the honeymoon suite although I think there's no major difference with the standard rooms. What I really disliked about our room...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We had a rental car, so our stay at this property is a little different from others simply because we could come/go without having to walk and/or call for a shuttle van. Additionally, if you are driving, pay attention to the GPS Coordinates and carry them with you. You well want to compare them to the "locations of interest" loaded...

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Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

This hotel was absolutely beautiful. The grounds were well kept. The rooms were fantastic. The bathroom had a tub for a bubble bath and also a stand up shower with glass walls and stone flooring. There are two rocking chairs at the bottom of each bed that face a beautiful view for the mountains and a lake (I think it...

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Monument, Colorado
Reviewed 9 November 2014

While this hotel has the potential to be a 4+ star hotel it's missing the details and friendly employees to make it special. We stayed in the 400 building for 3 nights which is a good location for those that want to walk up to the pool or down to the lobby rather than wait for a shuttle. Throughout our...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, El Establo offers the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience: The area`s best view, heated indoor pools, spa, restaurants, café-bars, special events center, internet access, souvenirs shop, tennis court, basketball court, mini soccer court, hiking trails, canopy tour and the most charming staff. This half Costarican – half Quaker, family owned hotel, will allow you to share the best of both cultures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Establo

Address: Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas | N 10° 18.7836 / W 84° 48.9587, 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Price Range: $176 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Establo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 155
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“The hotel had a loft, accessed by a vertical stair case , and a large window view out to the Pacific in the distance.”
 of 5 bubbles peterbG5213YI, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms potentially have a view. It depends how high up the hill you want to go ?”
  • Block 500 - Room 525 - View from room.
 of 5 bubbles ArcticExplorer51, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Lower blocks nearer reception and restaurant,higher ones fab views.”
 of 5 bubbles suemJ7617QI, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were in the 500 block,w hich is the 5th up the hill of 9. Views were very good and it was close to the better restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles Doug-Kennedy, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a view, go high. If you want to avoid spending time waiting for shuttles, go low.”
 of 5 bubbles whtschnauz, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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